Will Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson become next Governor?

Lt. Gov. Mark RobinsonIt was only a matter of time before even the Democratic White House would know N.C. Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson’s name, though not necessarily like what routinely comes with it. “The role of a leader is to bring people together and stand up for the dignity and rights of everyone; not to spread hate and undermine their own office,” said White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates about the outspoken Black Republican’s recent controversial remarks calling the LGBTQ community “filth.” What exactly did the highest ranking Republican in North Carolina state government say to draw the ire of the highest office in the land, not to mention several North Carolina state senators as well? “There is no reason anybody, anywhere in America, should be telling any child about transgenderism, homosexuality or any of that filth,” Robinson, 53, is …

Mental Health Awareness is vital, and growing

U.S. Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles had the where-with-all to understand the negative impact her mental health may have on her athletic performance during the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Biles withdrew from most of the Olympic competition but remarkably won a bronze medal on the balance beam.As we enter the last few months of this unforgettable 2021 year, we should pause to look at some of the events that have occurred over the year. People all over the world have commiserated and discussed the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the health care disciplines that has received much needed attention over the past year and a half is mental health. As we observe the multitude of ways people have managed to live and survive during the pandemic, there is clear call from the public at large that communities across the …